20 Greatest Hits

February 26, 2002 | Format: MP3

$10.49
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2:11
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2:35
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2:42
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3:07
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2:55
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2:58
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3:06
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2:33
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2:42
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2:54
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2:47
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2:45
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2:20
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3:13
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2:41
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2:48
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3:07
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2:55
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3:27
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2:18

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  • Original Release Date: February 26, 2002
  • Release Date: February 26, 2002
  • Label: CAPITOL NASHVILLE
  • Copyright: (C) 2002 Capitol Nashville
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  • Total Length: 56:04
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  • ASIN: B000TERDPM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,395 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Merle is the man!
Lisa F Harris
I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes the "real country" music.
Angelina Smith
The best single disc collection of any of the greats.
D. Ribel

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on July 19, 2005
Format: Audio CD
With 38 number one country hits and many other top ten country hits, it isn't possible to even come close to encompassing his career on a single CD. Quite apart from his hits, there were some that got away. Silver wings (included here) was only released as a B-side but is now regarded as one of Merle's classic songs. Today I started loving you again, another of Merle's B-sides included here, has been covered more frequently than any of Merle's other songs and has also become a classic. The inclusion of B-sides would normally devalue a hits compilation but it is clear that Capitol made big mistakes when deciding not to release these two songs as A-sides at the time.

There are a few other songs here that were only minor hits or weren't hits at all but most of the songs here are selected from Merle's number one hits - classics such as Mama tried, Always wanting you, Okie from Muskogee, Branded man, If we make it through December, Fighting side of me, Daddy Frank and Hungry eyes among them.

If you really only want a single CD of Merle's music, this is one of the best you'll find, but if you can afford it I recommend that you pay a bit extra for the double-CD containing all his number ones (40 #1 hits), which I've also reviewed. You won't find Bottle let me down (a top ten country hit but not a number one) nor will you find the two classic B-sides or the other lesser hits and non-hits, but you'll get all the number one hits that didn't make it on to this collection.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. Newton on November 3, 2002
Format: Audio CD
probably the best single-disc collection of Merle Haggard at his peak
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Angelina Smith on November 2, 2005
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I was fascinated to find out that Merle either wrote or co-wrote most of the songs on this CD. I would recommend this CD to anyone who likes the "real country" music. All you have to do is listen to this CD and you will know that Merle has lived what he writes about. You will like this CD!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eclectic Revisited on November 4, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If you want country hit after country hit by one of country music's very best, this is the one for you. Songs missing on other compilations or appearing as re-records are in this package in their original form. You will NOT be disappointed. If you want to have all of Hag's tunes, you still should make this your first purchase. It's truly memorable stuff. And I dispute a previous reviewer's assertion that "Silver Wings" (not diluted by the Hagers' version at the same time) and "Today I Started...." were non-hits. They sure scored with me. I highly recommend this CD.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By john gervickas on April 24, 2002
Format: Audio CD
For anyone who is looking for one cd with most of Hag's biggest hits done on Capitol (1963-1977), this would be the one. There are a lot of hits packages out with re-recorded versions of Merle's hits, but these are the originals. The sound is excellent, as is the song selection. While most of his most famous Capitol hits are here, several great "non-hits" are included (silver wings, today I started loving you again, honky tonk night time man, living with the shades pulled down, house of memories, what have you got planned tonight Diana, etc.) Some of the greatest songs ever recorded are here in their original form (mama tried, hungry eyes, sing me back home, lonesome fugitive, tonight the bottle let me down, if we make it through december, etc.) There are far too many great Haggard songs to ever put on one CD, but this is probably the best single CD set currently available.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By William D. Dobbs Sr. on March 15, 2006
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This is the best collection of songs by the "Hag" that I have in my collection. Will bring back many memories to Merle Haggard fans.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D. Ribel on March 28, 2004
Format: Audio CD
The best single disc collection of any of the greats. As far as more than one dics collection go, Original Singles Collection by Hank Williams is the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marge on March 25, 2013
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Merle Haggard "oldies" are great.I am glad to have them on DVD. Would recommend this to any country music lover.
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